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in egypt. tense discussions going on inside the american government, whether to cut off aid. martha raddatz is in cairo, live for us this morning. >>> we want to get to details of a serious medical scare for the family of vice president joe biden. his son, beau, in a texas hospital for testing. and jim avila has the latest. >> reporter: a rare press release from the vice president's office overnight, about the health of the vice president's son, beau biden. his symptoms can be considered serious because of family medical history. he's had a stroke 3 1/2 years ago and his father had an aneurysm at age 45. this morning, the vice president's office says the younger biden is undergoing tests at an undisclosed hospital in houston. his famous father by his side. >> he's the father i've always known, the grandfather my children love and adore. >> reporter: the 44-year-old is more than just the vice president's son. the attorney general of his home state of delaware. and an iraq war veteran. he's seen as a rising star in the democratic party. mentioned as a future governor or to one day fill his fa
regime is escalating the crackdown by arresting a leader of the opposition. abc's martha raddatz is on the ground in cairo with all the latest. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. egyptian security forces overnight arrested the spiritual head of the muslim brotherhood, took him away. they have detained him. all the egyptian security forces wearing bulletproof vests. this is all of the muslim brotherhood leadership that's been arrested. this adds to the tension here, although, they have put in a replacement as the spiritual head right now. we are actually over tahrir square. it seems fairly calm here this morning. there's a few tents set up. fairly peaceful. we just don't know what's coming next. >> and talk about turnabouts. some reports that the former president, mubarak, who has been under arrest for much of the last year, might actually be released? >> reporter: there are a lot of headlines here this morning that he could be released. but there's so many legal maneuvers they would have to go through. it's seen as doubtful. even though headlines create tens
saturday when the obama's plan to kick off their vacation in martha's vineyard. joe biden is hanging out in the hamptons with alec baldwin, rubbing shoulders with celebrities at a posh beach spa. this should come as no surprise to anybody. if we've learned anything about this president over the last few years, he's proven to be a do as they say, not a do as i do kind of guy. >> when i took office, i pledged to cut the deficit in half by the end of my first term. this wasteful spending has many sources. it's time for this waste and inefficiency to end. this is how we can reduce spending, by scouring the budget, by reforming government spending in a time of great need, when our families and nation are finding it necessary to tighten our belts. and be more responsible with how we spend our money. we can't afford to waste taxpayer dollars. one of the commitments i made to the american people was that we would do a better job here in washington in rooting out wasteful spending. with a recovery package of this size comes a responsibility to ensure every taxpayer that we're being careful with t
's kristin welker in martha's vineyard, nbc's michelle kosinski in cairo. i want to get a sense how closely we know the president is following this back and forth over the plan he introduced on friday. already we noted senior republicans are criticizing him, warning his plan could account an actually slow anti-terrorism efforts. >> as you mentioned, this is a working vacation. his national security adviser susan rice is here with him on martha's vineyard. he's getting briefed regularly on a whole host of topics. including, you would have to assume, the ongoing debate about his government surveillance programs. as you point out, republicans -- they really went after the president, arguing that he hasn't done a good job of explaining the program. that is why there are these problems really getting the public on board, and will worry that ultimately it is sort of draining and limiting his ability and the government's ability to fight terrorism. so that is what republicans have been saying. democrats, he's getting some criticism from them as well. some democrats essentially saying that they sti
to dusk curfew in effect in cairo as the city tries to get back to normal. abc's martha raddatz is there. >> so where does this go from here? and were you shot? >> yeah. >> reporter: we spoke to 25-year-old mohamed sultan shot last week by egyptian forces in the eruption of violence he represents egypt's future, best and brightest, graduating from america's ohio state university. >> if we have to die so the next generation can live freely so be it. >> reporter: weeks ago we walked amongst jubilant protesters in tahrir square. when they tried to win hearts and minds. across town, with the pro-morsi crowd, building tents and digging in, there was hope for a peaceful end. instead, the egyptian security forces demolished this tent city, killing hundreds of people. on the very same spot we were just weeks ago, the scene is truly stunning. burned out buildings, very few people walking around and so much rubble. this is fast becoming a simmering civil war. one of america's great allies in this region, awash in blood. on one side, the government admitted that 36 islamists in its custody were kil
martha's vineyard where he and the cancellation of the joint military exercise known as bright star. there have been consequences for the actions taken by the interim government. we are hopeful that -- i would also say this -- there have been consequences for other nations that there are other nations that have raised concern in the region and in europe and other places about the actions taken by the interim egyptian government. this is not something that is only in the interest of the united states. it is in the interest of our partners in the region and it our allies around the world. >> a little three years since the president has signed dodd- frank. one says that about 50% of the deadlines have been missed. what is the president's you on the progress of the law? does the banking industry have too much influence over regulators? >> part of his message is about regulators who have a job description, but he will have a message which is able conveyed to them the sense of urgency that he feels about getting the regulations under wall street reform implemented properly. most important
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